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Jovan Artiko

stylist and colorist

Advanced

Jovan has been studying the art of style for over 25 years, going back to when he was a young apprentice in his home country of Serbia. After working in top-rated salons across the globe, he established himself in Honolulu in 2009 as an advanced stylist for locals and visitors alike. With the opening Le Monde Salon in 2019, his lifetime dream has come true. A continuous learner, Jovan returns to Europe regularly to bring back new ideas and techniques for his clients. Outside of the salon, Jovan lives an active lifestyle as a Kakaako resident. 

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Carmen Cruz

stylist and colorist  

Level 3

Carmen has called Hawai‘i her home since she was 5-years-old, when her Mexican parents first moved to Oahu from Southern California for work. Carmen takes pride in her work ethic, perfecting her trade across all disciplines—including extensions, color corrections, men’s haircuts, and balayage. She believes everyone deserves to have the healthiest hair, and she will gladly provide tips to help her clients maintain and style their hair at home. She also follows the latest trends and is always up for a challenge. When Carmen is not hard at work, she enjoys spending time at home in Kailua and with her family who live close-by in Waimanalo. 

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Mitch Shimizu

treatment specialist

Mitch is short for Michiko. She was born and raised in Hawaii and is happy to call it home. She has been in the industry for 7 years and is looking forward to countless more...viva Le Monde Salon!
Many of our clients will know Mitch for her positive attitude and bubbly personality. In addition to assisting with color and styling, she performs hair and scalp treatments that come with an out-of-this-world scalp massage. She lives to make people feel happy, relaxed, rejuvenated, uplifted, and beautiful!

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Lena Scanlan

stylist and colorist 

Level 3

A native Hawaiian with a “local mix” of Polynesian roots, Lena was born and raised in Oahu. She has worked as a professional stylist for more than 10 years. Lena is a certified curl specialist who enjoys playing with color and cuts that highlight clients’ natural textures. She takes care to listen to her clients so she can help them find a look is inspired by their personality and matches their lifestyle. Outside of the salon, Lena likes to island-hop or join her family for celebrations at the beach. She also believes that every woman should find time to relax and pamper, including herself.

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Kennedy Baez

stylist and colorist  

Level 2

Kennedy is fascinated by the art and science of hairstyling. "When a client is in my chair, I want them to enjoy not just the final result, but an overall memorable experience." Kennedy has over 20 years of industry experience and attended the Aveda International Academy in London.  Kennedy's training includes apprenticeships with four-time North American Hairstylist Award winner: Charlie Price. When Kennedy isn't in the salon, you can find her loving on her children and enjoying her Ohana outdoors!

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Juanita Salazar

assistant

Level 1

Juanita embraces the beauty of different cultures and the unique quality it brings to her vision as a hairstylist. Born in Colombia and raised in Houston, Juanita is creative, versatile and passionate about her craft. Her love for taking care of others originally had her on a career path towards nursing before she decided to pursue her true calling, the world of beauty.  She now blends her passion for art while collaborating with clients to find a look that will enhance their look and elevate their confidence. While experienced in all styles, some of her favorites are bridal looks and fun pigment color. In her spare time, she loves to cook up healthy Vegetarian meals, be outside exploring natures wonder or happily petting every friendly dog she passes.